Ah, those AVIs are slightly oddly formed. There may be a firmware update
for the camera that will make newly encoded videos work better. If not -
and either way, really - the Windows Vista Service Pack 1 update will allow
these files to play audio. They will not be able to play audio before then
as the AVI is formed in an unsupported fashion (they use data format
WAVEFORMATPCM but are using a different audio codec).
Speaking for myself only.
for some helpful WMP info.
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"gavinswoodpile.com" <gavinswoodpilecom@xxxxxx> wrote in
> only with AVI files taken with my Ricoh Caplio R4 point and shoot camera.
> "zachd [MSFT]" wrote:
>> Download random codecs is more likely to harm than to help.
>> Is this a problem with all AVIs or just certain ones?
>> Since you're not seeing video, what specific video codec does that file
>> Speaking for myself only.
>> See http://zachd.com/pss/pss.html for some helpful WMP info.
>> This posting is provided "AS IS" with no warranties, and confers no
>> "gavinswoodpile.org" <gavinswoodpile.org@xxxxxx> wrote
>> message news:5A190889-E95E-4787-BC15-5190C00B0417@xxxxxx
>> >I know this topic has been covered on the forum, as I've read about
>> > others are having. I cannot play any avi files in Media Player 11 or
>> > Picasa.
>> > I have downloaded codecs up the ying-yang and nothing has worked...
>> > xvid,
>> > divx and a few other bundles reported to work... I can see the video,
>> > but
>> > no
>> > audio. I downloaded Media Player Classic and that works fine, but I
>> > would
>> > really like to be able to use Media Player 11 and Picasa as well.
>> > Any ideas appreciated.